Ricardo Dixon is one of the top cornerback prospects from South Florida. Dixon, 5-11 and 168 pounds, is from Hallandale (Fla.) High School. Right now he is a hot defensive back prospect.
"I have roughly 20 scholarship offers," Dixon said. "I never thought 20, at least not at this stage, maybe five or six. I feel blessed."
Right now Dixon doesn't have any school favorites but there are some teams that do standout.
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"I like FSU, USF, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Auburn and Rutgers.
"FSU has a good coaching staff. I have been up there a few times and I fit in with the players, I feel comfortable up there, and I really like coach (Mickey) Andrews. It's also nice that Florida State has a history of producing great defensive backs.
"I really like Coach (Larry) Scott at USF. I talk with him a lot. We are going up there for seven on seven. This will be my first trip. I really want to check them out. They have young players. I know I will have to come in and work for it. If you have the skill you will get bumped up their depth chart.
"I rally like coach (Robert) Gillespie at South Carolina. We talk a lot. He wants me to come visit. I am going next Saturday for an unofficial visit. It will be my first time (to Columbia). I know a little about coach (Steve) Spurrier. Gillespie tells me how good he is.
"I like coach (Chris Vaughn) at Ole Miss. We have had some good talks lately. He wants me to get up there and see Ole Miss for myself. I know they need some corners.
"I talked with coach (Stan) Drayton of Tennessee yesterday. I don't know too much about the Vols just yet. I just know that they have one of the top programs.
"I like coach (Eddie) Gran at Auburn. Early on I thought I was going to commit to them but I needed to hold off. I have not seen them yet. It was early, when they first offered me. I know Auburn is a real good program that always has a very good secondary and I could see myself playing there.
"I have been to Rutgers. The people were very nice and so was he campus. It was just a little different than South Florida and I felt good there. I didn't feel out of place."
Dixon plans on visiting USF (June 20th) later this month and South Carolina. He has already taken unofficial visits to FSU, North Carolina and Florida.
"I know I can go anywhere and get an education and academics the most important thing to me. Coaches are important to. I want things settled with the (coaching) staff. Environment and playing time are important as well."